Campus News

Grand Opening Celebration for Brunswick Explorer

Story posted September 30, 2010

Several representatives from the College were on hand for the grand opening celebration of the Brunswick Explorer, the new hybrid electric bus line serving Bowdoin and the Brunswick community.

Katy Longley, senior vice president for finance and Administration and treasurer, speaking on behalf of the College, said Bowdoin has worked diligently and in cooperation with the town to reduce the number of cars on campus and noted that the Zipcar car-sharing program is open to both students and community members alike.

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A Brunswick Explorer hybrid bus parked at Maine Street Station.

"The addition of the Explorer rounds this out and provides yet another great alternative for the community," said Longley.

"The more choices students have, the more likely they are to find alternative transportation options that work for them."

Longley recognized Director of Finance and Campus Services Delwin Wilson for his years of work on the project and noted that Bowdoin's financial support for the Explorer comes not only from College administration, but from students, as well. Bowdoin Student Government has agreed to fund half the College's annual financial commitment to the collaboration.

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Bowdoin's Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration & Treasurer Katy Longley addresses those gathered for the grand opening celebration of the Brunswick Explorer.

The Brunswick Explorer is a public-private partnership with funding provided by the Federal Transit Administration, Maine DOT, Community Transportation Association of America, the Town of Brunswick. In addition to Bowdoin, other local partners including Sweetser, Mid Coast Hospital and United Way of Mid Coast Maine.

The Brunswick Explorer arose out of the work of the Midcoast Collaborative for Access to Transportation, of which the College is an active participant.

Read about the variety of transportation alternatives available to the Bowdoin community.

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